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A Grain of Wheat (Penguin Modern Classics)

A GRAIN OF WHEAT (PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS)

by: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Format: Paperback

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Originally published in 1967, Ngugi's third novel is his best known and most ambitious work. "A Grain of Wheat" portrays several characters in a village whose intertwined lives are transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency in Kenya. As the action follows the village's arrangements for Uhuru (independence) Day. This is a novel of stories within stories, a narrative interwoven with myth as well as allusions to real-life leaders of the nationalist struggle, including Jomo Kenyatta. At the centre of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested.

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Product Code: 9780141186993
ISBN: 0141186992
Publisher: Penguin in Association with Heinemann African
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Number of Pages: 272 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 5.04 x 0.79 x 7.72 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds